M*A*S*H TV disk art...

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Scott Kimball, Jan 10, 2002.

  1. Scott Kimball

    Scott Kimball Screenwriter

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    A minor nitpick, here...

    Not to sound anti-patriotic or anything, but was anyone else surprised by the artwork on these disks?

    For those who haven't seen them, each has one of the major characters, smallish, on about 1/4 of the surface, composited over an American flag which covers the rest of the disk. Now, I'm all for patriotism and all, but it seems out of place for the series, not to mention the rest of the packaging where there's nary a flag to be seen.

    I dunno... you might have to see them to undetstand what I'm saying.

    -Scott
     
  2. David Lambert

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    I tend to agree that there are a higher number of flags present throughout Fox's packaging of both DVD sets (tv and film) than would be thought, considering that there are a large number of people out there felt the main characters acted somewhat anti-American. I don't agree with that, but then I have no problem with the flags being there, either. The episodes are first-rate; they can be in a ziploc bag for all I care!
     
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    I mentioned this on another thread too. The only parts of the red, white and blue motif that look totally corny to me are the pics on the discs themselves. It seems that current events may have prompted Fox to over-patriotize M*A*S*H.
     
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    Another reason why they should've been 2-sided instead....
     
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    Iwas a bit surprised by it. Hawkeye et all were'nt Anti american, but they were definately anti army and Anti War. They laughed at the absurdness of the war and how far we tookout patriotism, so yes I was bit surprised.
     
  9. Jeff Kleist

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    Yep, I agree with Dave, MASH if anything was ALWAYS anti-war, and the characters never cared about being "good Americans", just good human beings. Wrong place to slap a flag

    As for my opinions on the patrotism fad, those are not appropriate for this forum.
     

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